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Norfolk County RSVP seeks committed, fit individuals to be team members to be on call for emergency response with the American Red Cross for the Norfolk County Area. Must must up for on call shift months.
This is a special opportunity to be on the front lines during a crisis or emergency.
See details below:
Disaster Action Team: Member for Norfolk County area
To serve on a Disaster Action Team as a worker on a DAT response to provide 24-hour immediate support and
assistance to individuals and families who have been impacted by a home fire or other local disaster.
Responsibilities: Works as part of an assigned team to respond to local disasters within two hours.
Delivers immediate direct client assistance in accordance with Red Cross standards and procedures.
Works with on-scene lead to assess whether additional resources/support are required and communicates
those needs to DAT Leadership.
Attends regularly scheduled team/DAT meetings as required by Chapter/Region.
Commits to being available during assigned shifts, and communicate scheduling conflicts with DAT
Other responsibilities as assigned by DAT Leadership.
Time Commitment: Actively sign-up for on-call shifts every month
Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age
Demonstrated commitment to mission of the American Red Cross
Remains current with all required training.
Able to respond reliably when on call.
Able to follow Red Cross DAT and other related standards and procedures.
Ability to learn and use Red Cross systems and online interfaces.
Ability to work in challenging and stressful conditions such as poor air quality, uneven ground, adverse
Must have a valid driver's license and/or a timely, reliable way to get to the scene.
Ability to take direction from steady state and operational leadership.
Strong written and verbal communications skills.
Is able to:
Stand for two hour periods
Sit for two hour periods
Walk on uneven terrain
Walk for two miles during a shift
Work in extreme heat and/or humidity
Work in extreme cold
Spend hours writing
Speak clearly on the phone and in person
Climb two or more flights of stairs
Drive in day time and at night
Current training requirements are contained in:
- Training and System Requirements for Disaster Action Team Members Job Tool
- Disaster Responder Training Requirements Job Tool
PO Box 310, 614 High St, Dedham, MA 02027, US
Norfolk County RSVP Volunteer Program is dedicated to meeting community needs by connecting volunteers age 55+ with opportunities that meet their skills and areas of interest. We believe that we are all called to serve one another through the use of our unique gifts and passions.
Make a difference in Norfolk County by connecting your passions with community needs!
Norfolk County RSVP has volunteer opportunities for people aged 55 & over in 28 cities and towns at over 50 volunteer sites. Volunteer opportunities include mentoring pre-release inmates, tutoring elementary school children, drivers for Veterans, meals on wheels and food pantires, friendly visiting, non-profit support services and many more! N.C. RSVP will find the volunteer opportunity that best fits your interests & schedule and impacts the needs that are most critical to our county's communities. N.C. RSVP provides mileage reimbursement, accident & liability insurance, an invitation to our annual recognition event, monthly newsletters, orientation & training.
We'll work with your schedule.
Multiple LocationsDedham, MA 02026
June 29, 2020